Paris, You’ve Grown on Me

Posted on 10. Feb, 2012 by in Destinations, Europe Travel, France, Photo Posts

Remember how I used to say that I didn’t like Paris? That London was so much better? Well, I have to be honest here - Paris has made quite an impression on me the last two times I went. And in a good way! Who would’ve thought?

It seems like all the things I didn’t like at first, like the rudeness, the dirt, the exorbitant price of museum tickets, were all erased in favor of…

… Classic sights in the sunset

… Amazing, romantic architecture

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… Out-of-this-world hotels

… Yummy treats

For all these beautiful reasons, I think I might love with Paris. But don’t get me wrong here - I still love London more. But the prospect of being in Paris doesn’t sound so irritating anymore. Between you and me, I might even be looking forward to my next trip. But shhh.

Did you have a hard time adjusting to Paris or was it love at first sight? Are there other cities where you felt the same way, good or bad?

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29 Responses to “Paris, You’ve Grown on Me”

  1. JoAnna

    10. Feb, 2012

    Lovely photos! I especially like the ones taken at night.

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  2. The World of Deej

    10. Feb, 2012

    It as pretty much love at first sight for me…Greatest city in the world in my opinion…

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    • admin

      14. Mar, 2012

      London will always be the greatest place on Earth for me, but Paris is not one of the last anymore!

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  3. Lauren

    10. Feb, 2012

    Such beautiful photos! So glad you’re beginning to enjoy your time in Paris :)

    And that hotel…wowzers!

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    • admin

      14. Mar, 2012

      Thanks! I was very lucky with that hotel, such a unique experience!

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  4. Dayna

    10. Feb, 2012

    Some amazing photos! It’s always good when you can give a place a second chance. Someday I will give Bruxelles that chance…. =)

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    • admin

      14. Mar, 2012

      I think we all have these places we have a hard time connecting with. Second chances are in order :)

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  5. Laurence

    11. Feb, 2012

    I love Paris. It is certainly one of my favourite European cities :) Great photos - and those cupcakes look amazing (as does the hotel room!)

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  6. Andrew

    11. Feb, 2012

    Love the names of the muffins. :)

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    • Marie

      13. Feb, 2012

      Me too, i’m glad you noticed them! Surprising stuff for a French bakery.

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  7. Nomadic Samuel

    13. Feb, 2012

    Sometimes a place takes a while to grow on a person. I felt that way about Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia.

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    • admin

      14. Mar, 2012

      I think each place feels different for everyone - some people love Paris at first sight, some don’t. Same goes for other places, too.

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  8. Edna

    13. Feb, 2012

    I was the same — I lived here about a month before finally starting to like the place. Wow, where were those cupcakes?

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  9. Zablon Mukuba

    15. Feb, 2012

    Paris is a very beautiful place, really awesome

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  10. riz

    17. Feb, 2012

    wow.. lovely photos. I wish I can go to Paris someday :)

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  11. Cheryl

    22. Feb, 2012

    I haven’t been to Paris yet but these pretty photos make me want to go there. I’m thinking of possibly heading there for my birthday!

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    • admin

      14. Mar, 2012

      That would be such a great idea! And I bet there are many connections between Berlin and Paris, so you have no reason not to go :)

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  12. Pola (@jettingaround)

    14. Apr, 2012

    Glad to see a convert! ;) I am obsessed with Paris (actually I found museums to be quite cheap and I have yet to meet a truly rude Parisian!), but I will say that London is great too. :)

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  13. Andy

    23. May, 2012

    It’s such a fabulous city but like all of them it has its own annoyances…anyway I had a great time there a couple of weeks ago and we discovered a few new things to see and do : http://grownuptravelguide.com/5-things-you-shouldnt-miss-in-paris
    Andy

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